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Maker Madness Sweeps Across Taiwan: Maker Faire Taipei & Maker X Edu Week Open in May

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The fourth Maker Faire Taipei, organized by Make: Taiwan Magazine, will take place during May 7-8, 2016, at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Taipei.

The Maker Movement has been on the rise owing to the availability of various tools such as 3D printers and Arduino boards. With increasing attention and discussion in the fields of venture and education, it is viewed as the third industrial revolution and a key player in leading future innovations. Activities planned for the Maker Faire Taipei include: Maker Forum, Mouser Electronics & National Instruments mechatronics design competition, self-propelled vehicle competition, UFO competition, Battle City, UAV obstacle avoidance and fighting game, and ROBOCON RBL. The Faire is expected to bring together DIY lovers and makers all over Taiwan to showcase their fantastic works beyond imagination and also to explore maker trends.

Maker Faire Taipei operates on the belief of “everyone can be a maker”. The 2016 event aims to further promote this concept, to attract more people to join makers and bring their creations along with their experience to the showground and share with others during the two days. In particular, Dale Daugherty, a driving force of the maker movement, and Hiroya Tanaka, author of the book FabLife, will both visit Taiwan and speak at the Maker Forum. A variety of maker activities will be available at the showground such as welding, circuits, and handicraft demonstrations for all visitors to experience the fun of being a maker.

Aside from the weekend activities to be held during May 7-8, the organizer has collaborated with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to hold a MAKER X EDU WEEK at the National Taiwan Science Education Center with a series of workshops and lectures arranged.

For more information, please visit the website at www.makerfaire.com.tw.

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